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By the Numbers

COUNTY
Area: 1,110 square miles (96% land, 4% water)

Topography: North of the river – Sandhills (stabilized rolling hills and dunes); South of the river – Tableland (undulating, nearly level topography)

Elevation: 3,250 feet (general slope to the east)

POPULATION
Ogallala
(city–Ogallala is the County Seat) 4,737
Paxton (village) 523
Brule (village) 326
Keith County 8,368

GOVERNMENT
Ogallala City Manager/Council
(5 members, 3-year terms, mayor)

Paxton Village Board
(5 members, 4-year terms, chair)

Brule Village Board
(4 members, 4-year terms, mayor)

Keith County
(5 commissioners, 4-year terms)

TIME ZONE
Mountain (Central – 23 miles east)

ELEVATION
3,250 feet (general slope to the east)

CLIMATE
Avg. High Temps: January-40°, July-90°
Avg. Rainfall: 18.5 in
Avg. Snowfall: 29.9 in

TAX INFORMATION
The 2011 tax rate in Ogallala was $2.075978 per $100 of actual value. A 1.5 percent city sales tax is imposed in Ogallala. There are no local personal income taxes or inventory taxes.

COMMUNICATIONS
RADIO:
KOGA-AM, KOGA-FM, KMCX-FM
TV: KNOP-TV (North Platte)
NEWSPAPER: Keith County News (2x/week)
INTERNET: Allo, Century Link, Charter, Megavision, WildBlue
WIRELESS PHONE: US Cellular, Viaero, Verizon
CABLE: Charter, Allo
SATELLITE: DISH Network, DIRECTV

TOP 3 PRODUCING INDUSTRIES
Agriculture (Farming/Ranching)
Manufacturing
Tourism

TOP 5 LARGEST EMPLOYERS
American Shizuki Corporation
(manufacturing)

Ogallala Public School District
(education)

Banner Health - Ogallala Community Hospital & Banner Health Clinic (health care)

Indian Hills Manor/WEL-Life of Ogallala
(health care)

Keith County
(government)

COST OF LIVING
Ogallala — United States
Overall: 83.10 — 100
Food: 98 — 100
Utilities: 94 — 100
Miscellaneous: 95 — 100

(based on US average of 100)

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